Histology Testbank: Nervous 3

Instructions: For each histology question, pick the one best answer. This histology test bank is also useful for the histology questions on the USMLE (USMLE step 1). Click here for answers and detailed explanations.

Which of the following is a supporting cell found in the ganglia?
a. Schwann cells
b. Basket cells
c. Ganglion
d. Neuroglia
e. Satellite cells

Which of the following is an element of the central nervous system?
a. Receptors
b. Brachial plexus
c. Brain
d. Ganglia
e. Sciatic nerve

What are interneurons?
a. Unipolar
b. Pseudounipolar
c. Bipolar
d. Multipolar
e. Both a and b

Which of the following is supporting cell of the central nervous system?
a. Ganglion
b. Perikaryon
c. Astrocyte
d. Nissl
e. Terminal bouton

How many neurons are in the body of man?
a. 10,000 (10 to the 4th)
b. 10,000,000 (10 to the 7th)
c. 10,000,000,000 (10 to the 10th)
d. 10,000,000,000,000 (10 to the 13th)
e. 10,000,000,000,000,000 (10 to the 16th)

What are the gaps that occur within the myelin sheath?
a. Meninges
b. Myelinated nerve fibers
c. Cell bodies
d. Nodes of Ranvier
e. Neurofilaments

What is the dura mater composed of?
a. Loose irregular connective tissue
b. Dense irregular connective tissue
c. Dense regular connective tissue
d. Simple squamous epithelium
e. Nervous tissue

Where is gray matter?
a. Outer surface of the cerebrum and cerebellum
b. Outer surface of the spinal cord
c. Inner portion of the spinal cord
d. Both a and b
e. Both a and c

What surrounds a nerve?
a. Neurium
b. Perineurium
c. Epineurium
d. Endoneurium
e. None of the above

Which of the following lines the ventricles?
a. Astrocytes
b. Ependymal cells
c. Oligodendrocytes
d. Microglia
e. Schwann cells

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